English 9A Course Description:
English 9 is an integrated English course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of language , literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements. English 9 fulfills an English /Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Academic Honors, and Technical Honors diploma tracks.
Every Day English (English 9 + Basic Skills Development) Course Description (2 Class Periods):
This program consists of a period of English 9 and a period of Basic Skills Development. All students enrolled in English 9 will also be enrolled in Basic Skills Development. The two classes provide students the opportunity to receive instruction in English/Language Arts every day on our block schedule. English 9 provides rigorous, grade-level appropriate course work. Basic Skills Development is an English/Language Arts support course taken in conjunction with English 9 to provide students with additional time to build the foundations necessary for high school English courses. The fine critical areas of English 9 are based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts . It is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring universal themes across a wide variety of genres. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 9 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and argumentative/persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. Basic Skills Development is a multidisciplinary course which provides students continuing opportunities to develop skills including (1) reading, (2) writing, (3) listening, (4) speaking, (5) note taking, (6) study and organizational skills, and (7) problem-solving skills that are essential for high school course work achievement. English 9 fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the Standard, Core 40, Academic Honors, and Technical Honors diploma tracks. Basic Skills Development counts as an elective credit for all diplomas.